The salt sea at the southern end of the Jordan Valley. It was also known as the Salt Sea. Its surface is approximately 1300 feet (395 meters) below the Mediterranean Sea. The cities of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Zoar or Bela were near its shores (Gen. 14:2–3).
In fulfillment of prophecy and as one of the signs of the Second Coming of the Savior, the waters of the Dead Sea will be healed, and life will flourish there (Ezek. 47:8–9).